Jérôme Borel, Le Martyr Étude Platon, 2016 / Galerie Olivier Waltman
SPARK Art Fair Vienna 2024
March 15–17, 2024
Wien, Austria

The fair for contemporary art will be taking place in Vienna from March 14 to 17, 2024, bringing together national and international artists, under the motto “The City in Dialogue.” Over 80 galleries from around 20 countries and four continents – Europe, Africa, North and South America – make this year’s SPARK Art Fair in Vienna’s MARX HALLE the leading international art fair in Austria. In keeping with the unique SPARK concept, only solo presentations will be exhibited. This format puts the artists’ work centre stage and provides the perfect opportunity for exciting discoveries.

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For the first time, SPARK 2024 will be complemented by a special programme on the GLOBE theatre stage in Vienna’s MARX HALLE. A curated film programme with works by selected gallery artists such as Scott Clifford Evans from Charim Gallery and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński of Wonnerth Dejaco will be shown on a cinema screen. The theatre will also act as the venue for an accompanying performance and discourse programme. On each of the four days, an impressive series of talks on a specific range of topics like Artificial Intelligence and The Beauty of Diversity is planned, to allow visitors to delve deeper into the world of contemporary art.

SPARK Art Fair is particularly committed to promoting artists and galleries by awarding prizes for outstanding works, exhibitions, and booths, in cooperation with partner organisations.

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